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by thinwater
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

I just may do that! Been puckying, drill fill drillin, sanding, filling, filleting, sanding...ALL week.
by thinwater
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

upspirate wrote:Coming along great....will you have it at the Gathering?

I don't know! When and where is The Gathering this time?
by thinwater
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Three full days of running flush cut bits and rounding bits on a router, and sanding/filling and more sanding. Doesn't look like tomorrow will be the end of the filleting and sanding either. I'm trying to get it ready to seal and prime, just on the outside and cabin roof, and splashwell area. We're ...
by thinwater
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Trying to finish out the transom and set the outboard Jet Foot height. Looks like capping the plywood transom with 1 1/8" thk plank will put me right on the money.
by thinwater
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: jet foot motor on sweet caroline?
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: jet foot motor on sweet caroline?

I'm building a boat that I intend to use as a jet foot outboard powered setup. Here is a link of the place that builds all the jet foot pumps. They are great to talk to on the phone, I learned loads from them. Basically you almost double the horses of planing horsepower needed compared to a conventi...
by thinwater
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Trackhappy wrote:Gotta love it when a plan comes together!!!! :D :D Definitely a C & C moment.

Fill me in on a "C & C moment".?
by thinwater
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

After what I consider great advice, I finally got the nerve to cut a hole in the side of my boat for the boarding door I want/need. Backing it with laminated 1/8" ply epoxied on one layer at a time 6 layers deep, and cutting it down the middle at an angle of 15 flaring to the outside for a wedging s...
by thinwater
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Still working on laying up a backing reinforcement before cutting the door. I do feel better about it now that I've sought some advice. You know of all my build pics my favorite is the only one that seems to show the relative size of the boat, and there is really not much to see in that pic in the w...
by thinwater
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff48/thinwater/Boats/2011_11-26_08.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff48/thinwater/Boats/2011_11-26_15.jpg Hey guys the trim is on and its in a major sanding era right now. I'm looking for some exerience to re assure me of something. I really want a boarding...
by thinwater
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Good for you, Thinwater! I was going to order those plans at one time and I'm also interested in his Dorado. How is the quality/detail of the plans? In the catalog they look like pretty marginal line drawings without enough detail to get me to drop the cash. Hope you can fill me in on that. Thanks ...
by thinwater
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Update, vacuum formed a composite ceiling for the cabin, trimmed it with black cherry that fell on the farm when I was a kid. I fished off that cherry log at the creek when I was 6, my little brother got a portable saw mill and we drug it out and now I hope to fish off of it some more. It will trim ...
by thinwater
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Well, here she is ready to rollover http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff48/thinwater/Boats/2011_06-09_14.jpg and here is the rollover party. We did it with 10 but really needed 13, no good handles and wanted to roll it in the air and set it gently. We did, but it was rough. http://i239.photobucket....
by thinwater
Tue May 31, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Almost ready for a rollover party!

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